Kyle Walker has revealed leaving Tottenham for Manchester City in the summer was a tough decision.
The right-back has made an impressive start to life at the Etihad. But in an interview with the Times, Walker suggests Spurs will always be a part of him.
“They [Tottenham] were the ones that gave me my Premier League opportunity – they believed in me,” said Walker.
“I’m not going to sit here and lie and say it wasn’t tough. Having spent eight years there, that club is in my heart. I’m not going to deny that – Tottenham is in my heart.
“Sometimes I feel like crying when I think about it. That I spent eight years there and I’ll never see that place again. But I’m a man. I’m a professional.”
Spurs received around £50m for Walker, spending almost half of the fee on his replacement – Serge Aurier.
Both Walker and Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier have been selected in the England squad for the upcoming international break.